based in Kentucky will soon have a little more leeway in where they
would allow many tractor-trailers to drive up to 15 miles off an
interstate solely for the purpose of driving home. Currently, truckdrivers
who live in the Bluegrass State may only operate on the state’s
interstates and parkways.
bill, which was introduced Jan. 7, passed the House 94-1 on Feb.
11, and passed the Senate 29-1 on Feb. 28.
amendment to the bill would allow trucks that hold special overweight
and oversize permits to weigh up to 160,000 pounds. In addition,
it removed restrictions on when the trucks could be on the road,
although it did allow them to be kept off the roads during rush
speaker of the House sent the bill to the governor for his signature
March 5. If he signs the bill, it will become law.